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4 Vital Reasons to Use Truly Natural Cleaning Products in Your Home

Nov 2, 2020

Do you really know what’s in your hand soap, laundry detergent, dish soap, and all-purpose cleaners? The dirty truth is that most of the eco-friendly products on shelves today—including ones marketed as plant-based, clean products—are filled with ingredients you don’t want anywhere near your food, skin, and loved ones. 
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4 Vital Reasons to Use Truly Natural Cleaning Products in Your Home

Don’t be Fooled by “Plant-Based” Laundry Detergent: Look for Synthetic Detergent’s Many Names

Nov 2, 2020

We dare you to peek at the ingredient list on your "natural" laundry detergent (if you can find it). Here are a few synthetic detergents to watch for!
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Don’t be Fooled by “Plant-Based” Laundry Detergent: Look for Synthetic Detergent’s Many Names

Why Our “Refuse to Use” List is the Key to Greener Cleaning

Oct 26, 2020

Curious about what “natural” cleaning means to us? At Ingredients Matter, it all starts with effective stain fighting powered by soap, not synthetic detergents made with petroleum... but it doesn’t end there. We also refuse to use synthetic fragrances, synthetic preservatives, dyes, parabens, pthalates, phosphates, brighteners, animal testing, or any other ingredient shortcuts.
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Why Our “Refuse to Use” List is the Key to Greener Cleaning

Why “Plant-Based” Doesn’t Mean Much When it Comes to Laundry Detergent

Oct 19, 2020

We know that many consumers are getting wise to the greenwashing of the cleaning industry, which is why more people are opting for household cleaners labeled “plant-based,” aiming to clean with cleaner ingredients. But there’s a dirty secret: “plant-based” and “plant-derived” cleaners almost always use synthetic detergents made using petroleum. 
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Why “Plant-Based” Doesn’t Mean Much When it Comes to Laundry Detergent

A Brief History of Natural Soaps and the Rise of Synthetic Detergents

Oct 12, 2020

We like to say natural soap is the original household cleaner, and we're not just talking about the bars that could be found in our grandparents' broom closet. The history of soap as a whole-house cleaner goes wayyyy farther back than a few generations! (Spoiler alert: the history of detergents doesn't.)
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A Brief History of Natural Soaps and the Rise of Synthetic Detergents

Popping the Bubble on Soap Myths and Misconceptions

Oct 7, 2020

At Ingredients Matter, we know that soap is way more than a bar in the shower—it’s the original household cleaner and can be used pretty much everywhere a detergent is used, without the petrochemicals and harsh surfactants. Here, we bust some soap myths that stand in the way of the natural soap revolution!
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Popping the Bubble on Soap Myths and Misconceptions

Go Green! 4 Indoor Plants with Serious Air-Quality Benefits

Oct 5, 2020

Inspired to bring a little #jungalowstyle home with a side of health benefits? Here are four of the best ways to bring that living, breathing plant goodness to your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, or office—especially if you think indoor plants aren't for you, because these four superstars are low maintenance, too!
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Go Green! 4 Indoor Plants with Serious Air-Quality Benefits

October is Eczema Awareness Month!

Oct 1, 2020

Our fragrance-free, hypoallergenic laundry soaps were formulated with sensitive skin in mind, so we love the messages we receive from folks with eczema searching for gentler laundry products that still get the job done. The National Eczema Association is celebrating Eczema Awareness Month this October, and we wanted to take some time to shine a light on this uncomfortable and all-too-common condition impacting over 30 million Americans. 
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October is Eczema Awareness Month!

Antimicrobial Hand Soap is the Answer to Staying Healthy in 2020

Sep 8, 2020

Hand soap will save the world, but don't take our word for it. In the words of Bill Nye the Science Guy, "Soap is freaking amazing to me. One end of the soap molecule sticks to the virus. The other end sticks to the water. It’s amazing." Can we get a hell yeah!?
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Antimicrobial Hand Soap is the Answer to Staying Healthy in 2020